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Tennessee State Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Tennessee Department of Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The Tennessee State Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Tennessee, waiving the foreign medical residency requirement and allowing them to remain in the United States. The program is intended to provide physician services in areas that typically have difficulty attracting and retaining physicians.


Primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and sub-specialty trained physicians are eligible to apply. A detailed list of specialty areas may be found in the policies and procedures.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is an incentive program that offers foreign physicians a visa waiver, allowing them to work in the U.S.

Application process

Links to additional guidance are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be sent by certified mail by the sponsoring employer to:

Ann Cranford
Director, Recruitment and Retention
Office of Health Access
710 James Robertson Parkway
2nd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Emergency department and urgent care services · J-1 Visa Waiver · Maternal health and prenatal care · Physicians · Primary care · Specialty care · Surgery · Tennessee

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